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Spirit Week 2016 – 2017

Dear CISM Parents,

We are pleased to announce that CISM will be holding its annual Spirit Week celebration from August 30 to September 1. As per school tradition, the festivities will feature exciting activities, delicious food, and the much anticipated Best Dressed competition.

Each day has an assigned theme, and students will be given the opportunity to come to school in costumes. Please be guided by the school dress code and the Behavior for Learning policy when selecting your costumes.  In addition, games and other activities that foster school spirit will be held throughout the week.

In order to fully enjoy Spirit Week, students are encouraged to bring a minimum of 100 pesos per day in order to avail of the food and drink to be sold throughout the duration of the celebration. In order to avoid any allergy related issues, we highly encourage students to be made aware of any diet restrictions they may have.

The events and activities to be held each day as well as the food to be sold are as follows:


Date Details
30August 2016



World Idols Day


THEME:  Dress up as the idol of your choice! From fictional characters like Harry Potter to real people such as Stephen Curry, dress up as someone who has accomplished astonishing feats or has inspired you.



Daily Food Sale during break times and dismissal at the 1st floor hallway


Today’s sale: Royal Milk Tea at Php 60.00 per serving

31 August 2016



Class Theme Day

THEME:  Show class unity and dress up along with your class! Each class is given the privilege to choose a theme to dress up according to. The theme has to be agreed on by the entire class. This is an exciting opportunity for everyone to show their class unity and spirit!


Class Theme Showcase (9:00 AM – 10:30 AM | MPH | All levels)

Crank up the class spirit and join in the fun while showcasing your costumes in this year’s Class Theme Showcase! Enjoy a dazzling array of outfits as each class communicates just how creative they can be. This is the perfect time to show everyone who your class is!



Daily Food Sale during break times and dismissal at the 1st floor hallway


Today’s sale: Ice Candy at Php 20.00 a piece


01 September 2016



Throwback Thursday

THEME:  Get a blast from the past! Dress up as anyone from the past. Whether it be a 90’s pop idol or your favorite childhood outfit, as long — as it was from the past, you may wear it!



Video Game Arcade ( 2:30 – 3:30 PM at the MPH, Canteen and Music Room)

Enjoy this day by playing your favorite games with your friends, only this time it’s in school! This event will allow students to play games such as Just Dance, FIFA 2016, and NBA 2K16 through a pay-to-play basis. For only Php 50.00, you can now challenge your friend to a dance off competition and play other fun games.


Daily Food Sale during break times and dismissal at the 1st floor hallway


Today’s sale: Fried Rice with toppings at Php 60.00 a box


Additional Events:

Spirit Week’s Best Dressed Mechanics


  1. Students are encouraged to send a picture of themselves in their themed outfits to the student council email (studentcouncil@cismanila.org). Parents or homeroom teachers are also allowed to submit entries on behalf of their children orstudents. Entries must be submitted by 3:30 pm of September 1, 2016 including student’s name, grade, and house color. Any entries sent after this time will automatically be disqualified.


  1. There will be one (1) winner per category each day (Early Years, Elementary School, Middle School and High School divisions). Winners stand to win exciting gift certificates plus house points.


  1. Winners of the competition will be announced on September 5, 2016.



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First Early Years and Elementary Assembly 2016 – 2017


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Last August 11, the Early Years and Elementary Department had their very first school assembly with the mindset — If we want to end right, we have to start right.  By 8.00 a.m. students from Pre-Kindergarten all the way to Grade 5 gathered at the MPH to welcome the school year 2016 – 2017.  It began with us singing the Philippine National Anthem and ended with the closing remarks from the Headmaster himself, Mr. Carlos Enriquez Jr.

Our assembly kicked off with the usual meet and greet headed by the new Early Years and Elementary Director.  It was then followed by a very warm welcome to all old and new CISM students.   During our gathering, much emphasis was given on the changes that were about to happen in school.  The school’s new Mission and Vision together with the entire school leadership team was introduced to the children.  With all these changes around them, the challenged given by our Headmaster to every student is to become a better version of themselves.

Hooray for good beginnings and hopefully, happy endings!

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Letter from the Early Years and Elementary Director

It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I welcome each and everyone of you to Chinese International School Manila.

My goal is to work with each student, faculty member, and parent in order to attain the best possible experience for all involved.  Together with the Early Years and the Elementary Faculty, we make an incredible team.  Our combined efforts will create a strong foundation for each and every child that enters our school doors.

With your unending support dear parents, let’s all march forward as we enhance children’s curious minds towards becoming independent learners and innovative thinkers.  In cadence, we shall bring out children’s potentials to be the best they can be.

 Cheers to a great school year for all of us!

Ma. Fleurica Miranda

Early Years and Elementary Director

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